The Film Society encourages the progressive evolution of film culture and individual lives by celebrating the transformative power of the moving image in all its forms. Through intelligent and innovative programming, it creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds.


  • 58th SF Int'l Film Festival

    We are thrilled to present the full slate of films and programs at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23-May 7).

  • Special Presentations

    The Film Society presents numerous special events throughout the year, from film premieres (often with special guests) to screenings with live music, and much more.

  • Fall Season 2014

    The Fall Season – taking place over three exciting film-filled weekends in November – brings important new work home to adventurous and inquisitive Bay Area audiences through in-depth explorations of three renowned filmmaking capitals.

  • SFIFF58 Call For Entries

    The call for entries to SFIFF58 (April 23 - May 7, 2015) is now closed. We are accepting Youth Work submissions only through January 4, 2015.

  • Calendar

    View all events, deadlines and screenings.

  • Archive

    A treasure trove of all past Film Society screenings and special events. Here you will find all films shown in the San Francisco International Film Festival, our Fall Season and in our other year-round programs.

From our blog

  • SFIFF58 Opening Weekend Picks April 22, 2015

    SFIFF58 is upon us! Heading into the first few days of Festival, the team at the Film Society has curated some Opening Weekend picks to guide you through the SFIFF craziness.   Read More

  • Spring 2015 SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant Finalists April 10, 2015

    Announcing our spring 2015 SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant Finalists. Fifteen stunning narrative feature film projects in contention for $300,000.   Read More

  • SFIFF58 Competition Films March 11, 2015

    Announcing the narrative and documentary feature films in competition for Golden Gate Awards at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival. This year, nine narrative films and ten...   Read More